“I keep saying it over and over again, it’s gonna take about a week for it to sink in, and I’m gonna fly back out here probably next month and make sure it’s still there. Words alone can’t describe how humbled we feel, and very grateful. This is a huge honor for us,” said Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts.
“I think we all have the same buzz right now, it’s incredible. They’ll be here forever, and our kids can come and see this, our grandkids one day can see it. And like Jay said, it’s actually proof that we were kind of cool at one point,” said band member Joe Don Rooney. “It’s really extraordinary.” [Source]
The guys have been on the charts continuously since 2000, with number one hits that include These Days, Mayberry, Bless the Broken Road, Fast Cars and Freedom, What Hurts the Most, My Wish, Stand, Take Me There, Here, Here Comes Goodbye, Why Wait and Banjo.
The awards started coming quickly, when they were awarded ACM Top New Vocal Duo or Goup in 2000; CMA Horizon Award winner, ACM Song of the Year (I’m Movin’ On”), and ACM Top Vocal Group in 2002; CMT Flameworthy Video Music Award for Group/Duo in 2003; and added another 40 awards to that list by 2012, when they received the CRS 2012 Artist Humanitarian Award. The group also won several People’s Choice Awards, ACM, BMI, CMA, and AMA awards.
The Star in Hollywood is well deserved by Rascal Flatts.
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